Functional Resume Guide
The Functional Resume displays information by skills & experience rather than listing experience in chronological order. Usually with a Functional Resume a chronological work history is included at the end.
- ADDRESS (Local)
- TELEPHONE (Day and Evening)
- JOB OBJECTIVE
This section usually follows the job objective.
- Major skills, abilities and / or tasks that apply to the job objective should be selected. Organizational Skill, Leadership Ability, and Communication Skill are examples of terms used as the basis for Functional Resumes.
- Statements should be developed, based on experience and knowledge of an employer's needs, that describe your background in each skill area. Consider each position you have held and its contribution to the skill, ability, and/or task being described.
- Summarize your educational background in statement form. Indicate educational institution, degree(s) granted, major, and, if applicable, minor.
- State the aspects of educational training which contribute to your job objective.
- Recent graduates should include statements about extracurricular activities and organizational memberships or involvement that contribute to the job objective.
Instead of listing names of references you can, simply state, "References are available upon request.